Business 2.0 reports on a new social networking site that is banking on the lucrative, high-level job seeker. Blue Chip Expert, created with the intent of connecting executive-level talent with companies looking to recruit the best-of-the best, differs from other job boards like Monster.com in that its focus is solely on "free agents, the roughly 12 million contract workers in the United States." The company says it has a goal of getting "a lock on the high end - software engineers, creative directors, consultants."
It's creator, Scott Langmack (himself a former C-Level exec), decided to start the company after a recent job interview during which the CEO across the table complained of having difficulty in finding qualified interviewees. After being offered the position of CMO, Langmack turned it down to focus his efforts on his new startup.
"The cream of the workforce never posts resumes on the big job boards," Langmack says, which is why companies have a hard time finding them."
Despite facing a daunting challenge- to truly be successful, the venture needs to take off immediately and rack up users before competitors with deep pockets can imitate and clutter the playing field- the founder seems upbeat and has some notable allys in his corner. Particularly The Association of Executive Search Consultants, an "umbrella group of headhunters" which has thrown its support and recommendations to Blue Chip Expert.
Some excerpts on how the whole process works:
via Business 2.0